AusPress confirms business alliance with Varivane UK

Since 1984, Marine Equipment International (MEI) had been supplying the Royal Australian Navy and contractors quality equipment and solutions. Since our Acquisition of MEI in mid 2020, AusPress have further grown our exposure into the marine sector and we are pleased to further cement our business alliance with Varivane UK – who have been operating with the Naval sector globally since 1962.

Varivane have unparalleled experience in the design and manufacture of marine furniture, and have developed a world-class reputation for quality standards and the wide variety of services that they offer. Couple this with the range of marine products already offered by AusPress and we can now further extend our already extensive product packaging

Varivane have completed work for all Naval Vessels; including; QEC Carriers, Type 26 Frigates Type 45 Destroyers, HMS Bulwark, HMS Albion, HMS Ocean, Type 22 & Type 23 Frigates, Type 42 Destroyers, River Boat Class, OPV, RFA Vessels and the decommissioned Ark Royal, Illustrious & Invincible Aircraft Carriers.

Varivane is the design authority, OEM and prime contractor to BAE, Babcock and the Royal Navy for:
–  Ships Furniture
–  Ammunition and Decoy Stowage Lockers
–  Security Containers

They are also the preferred supplier thorough consortiums and partnerships for:
–  Ships Medical Theatre Equipment
–  Smoke, Fire & Blackout Curtains
–  Mattresses
– Ships Upholstery

Varivane have supported the Royal Navy fleet (UK) for over 30 years, for new-build projects, ship support and refurbishment, holding the enabling contract from the UK Ministry of Defence for the manufacture and supply of furniture to Royal Navy vessels. Their expertise in this field is second to none. 

Variavne are currently assisting the Ministry of Defence in updating its furniture designs, including an upgrade of equipment in the existing fleet and the improvement of equipment on new-build vessels. A new generation of furniture is currently in development, based on the proven technical criteria and ergonomics of NES128, but updated to an improved and more modern aesthetic standard.

AusPress, in close consultation with Varivane will continue to support the Australian marine industry well into the future.

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